Hymns for Proper 9 (14th Ordinary) (7th Sunday after Pentecost, 7 July 2024) - Revised Common Lectionary

A selection of free-to-use (ie public domain or copyright-free) hymns, based on themes from the Revised Common lectionary for the Sunday of Proper 9 (fourteenth Ordinary) in Year B.

Most are free-to-use (ie public domain or copyright-free) meaning the words can be copied and sung to at least one tune with no concerns about copyright or performance licensing. Many such hymns are old/traditional - but where possible a variety of styles / genres are included.  A small selection of hymns which are, or may be, still copyright are also included where they are a particularly good for for the theme(s).

Suggestions about other hymns that could be included are welcome: leave a message in the Comments box near the bottom of the page.


2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10 - The tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron, and said, "Look, we are your bone and flesh ...  it was you who led out Israel and brought it in. The Lord said to you: It is you who shall be shepherd of my people Israel, you who shall be ruler over Israel."  So ... King David made a covenant and was anointed king over Israel:  He became greater for the Lord was with him.
Ezekiel 2:2-5 -  The prophet is inspired to speak, even though people may not listen.

2nd  2 Corinthians 12:2-10 Paul's thorn in the side - a frailty which makes him rely on God’s grace.

Gospel  Mark 6:1-13  Jesus is rejected in his home town.


God have mercy on us, Courage - like prophets of old, Perseverance, Human weakness. The church as a prophet.

Free-use artwork

See lectionary art for this Sunday for suggested pictures and art-works based on today's readings.

Free-use hymns

  • I Know Whom I Have Believed - Whittle
  • I’ll Praise my Maker While I’ve Breath - Wesley / Watts
  • If Thou But Suffer God to Guide Thee - Winkworth, trans from Neumark
  • I've Been 'Buked - Unknown
  • Jerusalem the Golden - Neale
  • Jesus Priceless Treasure - Winkworth, trans from Franck
  • Join all the Glorious Names - Watts
  • Maker in Whom We Live - Charles Wesley (1707-1788)
  • Marvelous Grace of Our Loving Lord - Johnston (1849-1919)
  • May the Grace of Christ Our Saviour - John Newton (1725-1807)
  • My Hope is Built on Nothing Less (On Christ the Solid Rock) - Mote
  • My Jesus I Love Thee - Duffell / Featherston
  • My Lord, What a Morning - unknown
  • Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above - Cox
  • Soldiers of Christ Arise - Wesley
  • Some Day (Beams of heaven as I got) - Tindley
  • Songs of Thankfulness and Praise (God in man made manifest) - Wordsworth
  • Spirit of God Descend Upon my Heart - Croly
  • Stand Up and Bless the Lord - Montgomery
  • Standing on the Promises of Christ my King - Carter
  • Still Near me O my Saviour Stand - Charles Wesley (1707-1788)

Hymns which may still be copyright

  • All Who Love and Serve Your City - Routley
  • Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone) - Newton + Tomlin and Giglio
  • Come to Me O Weary Traveler - Dunstan

  • Have Faith in God my Heart - Rees
  • Help us O Lord to Learn - Reid
  • How Shall They Hear the Word of God - Perry (1942-1996)
  • In His Time - Diane Ball (b. 1951)
  • Jesus, Ever-Flowing Fountain - Dufner

  • Tell All the World of Jesus - James E. Seddon (1915-1983)
  • The Church of Christ in Every Age - Pratt Green (1903–2000)
  • The Prophets’ Voice Comes Down the Years - Hinton
  • The Son of God Proclaim - Bridge (1927-2021)
  • The Spirit Sends us Forth to Serve - Dufner

  • We all are One in Mission - Edwards (b 1955)
  • We Have A Gospel to Proclaim - Burns
  • When Our Confidence is Shaken - Pratt Green (1903–2000)

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